20 THE QUEENS COURIER • OCTOBER 1, 2020 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Winning a justice, but losing the court
Aft er months of doing nothing about
the massive economic crisis this country
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Story: Port Authority honcho assures public that
the LaGuardia AirTrain will be built
Summary: Despite taking a massive fi nancial
hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Authority
boss Rick Cotton assured stakeholders that the
LaGuardia AirTrain project still has the green light.
Reach: 2,784 (as of 9/28/20)
faces amid the COVID-19 pandemic,
President Trump and Senate Republicans
are in a big damn hurry to get Ruth Bader
Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat fi lled.
And poll aft er poll taken since Ginsburg’s
death has shown that the American people
don’t want a rush in judgment here —
they want to let the winner of the Nov. 3
presidential election make the appointment.
Of course, Trump and his Senate henchmen
aren’t listening — they want Amy
Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court
bench to help rule in their favor any challenges
to ballots. Th ey think they’re going
to be able to cement a conservative bench
Spare us the talk of judicial independence.
No Trump appointee to anything
is independent — and those who try to
act independently feel the wrath of his
Twitter outrage, amplifi ed by his friends
in right-wing media.
Barrett’s extremism is a conservative’s
dream come true.
When she’s confi rmed, you can bet that
Justice Barrett will be the deciding vote on
a conservative death panel that pulls the
plug on the Aff ordable Care Act and its
pre-existing condition protections.
Reproductive rights? Voting rights?
Same-sex marriage? You can bet that
Justice Barrett, with her views on overturning
prior judicial precedent, will see
to it that they disappear once the latest
challenges hit the Supreme Court docket.
And who knows? If the election is
razor-thin, maybe Justice Barrett will help
Trump steal away enough electoral votes
from Biden to preserve his Oval Offi ce
All of this is destined to happen because
the Senate Republicans, who act like
Trump appointees rather than elected
offi cials, are scrambling to do his bidding
and confi rm her. Nothing the Senate
Democrats can say or do will stop it.
Only a massive conversion of Senate
Republican hearts, coupled with a sudden
burst of integrity, can derail the Barrett
But Americans don’t like it when politicians
stop listening to them.
If Republicans ignore the American voters
and then lose the presidency and all of
Congress, Democrats will have the power
to kill the Senate fi libuster and add several
seats to the Supreme Court, balancing
out the scales of justice.
Nothing the Senate Republicans will say
or do will stop it.
For what shall it profi t a party to gain
a Supreme Court seat and lose its power
President Donald Trump announced Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to fi ll
the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.